Broken River Ski Area

A unique slice of Kiwiana at a boutique “club” ski field in the heart of Canterbury’s mountains. Fresh powder and fantastic terrain with uncrowded slopes, rolling bowls and steep chutes. Friendly. laid-back atmosphere and on-mountain accommodation.

Adult
$50.00 - $70.00

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About

If you are after a friendly atmosphere, with varied terrain & great soft snow conditions then Broken River is the place for you.

Described as a “Hidden Gem” by Powderhounds.com, Broken River offers something special & a little different for adventurous off-piste riders.

Start your day with a stunning 4-minute ride up through native forest on NZ’s only alpine funicular railway. Spend the day exploring the rolling bowls & chutes of Broken River & Allan’s Basin. Take the Ridge Tow to Allan’s Basin for great powder runs and backcountry atmosphere. Relax in the sun with the locals on Palmer Lodge deck & sample Broken River’s own craft-brewed beer. Stay in our cosy on-mountain lodges, 10 mins walk from the lifts, for fine food & company.

Useful information

Are there shuttles to the ski field?
There are a range of shuttles available.

Can I purchase food at the ski area?
The day lodge provides lunch and snacks and has BBQ and kitchen facilities.

What type of lessons does the ski area provide?
Ski and snowboard lessons available for groups and individuals. Find out more

Does the ski area have a terrain park?
The gentle terrain in front of Palmer lodge is an ideal, sunny playground for children with a learners tow. The Traverse Tow (100 metres away) provides slightly more challenging but gentle slopes and a place to practice using a tow clip.

Does the ski area offer any childcare or crèche services?
Not available.

Physical address

Broken River Ski Area, Highway 73, Craigieburn, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 6pm
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
90 minutes from Christchurch Airport.
Proximity to town:
90 minutes from Christchurch.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $50.00 - $70.00
Other charges:
Youth (11-17yrs) $35. On-mountain accommodation available. Ski week packages available.

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